(Sandwort. Nat. Ord. Caryophyllacese).This is a dwarf creeping or tufted plant, and a few of its species are suitable for the rock garden. It is propagated by dividing the roots in autumn or spring, and by seeds sown in gentle heat in March, Rock Garden Species.The most useful and desirable are described below : Arenaria balearica.A moss-like plant, clinging to damp rocks, forming a deep green carpet. Flowers white in great profusion. Site halfshady, and shade. Soil rocky. Flowering Period, summer (June to August). Height, i in. A. grandiflora.A dwarf creeping plant with wiry stems, and narrow silvery-grey leaves. Flowers white. Site sunny. Soil sandy loam. Flowering Period, May to July. Height, 4 ins. A. montana.A dwarf creeping plant with wiry stems, and green leaves. Flowers white, large. Site half – shade. Soil sandy loam. Flowering Period, May to July. Height, 4 ins. A. purpurascens. A creeping plant, with wiry stems. Flowers reddish – purple. Site half-shade. Soil gritty. Flowering Period, May to July. Height, 3 ins. A. tetraquetra.This forms compact tufts of closely packed rosettes in the form of a mound. Flowers white. Site sunny. Soil gritty. Flowering Period, August. Height, 4 ins.
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